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Air Vice-Marshal F N Trinder (11008)

Frank Noel                   b: 24 Dec 1895                     r: 6 Oct 1952                           d: 21 Aug 1991

CB 9 Jun 1949, CBE 8 Jun 1944,

(Army): - 2Lt: 20 May 1915, Lt: 1 Jun 1916, (H) Lt [2Lt]: 1 Aug 1917,

(RAF): - (H) Lt [2Lt]: 1 Apr 1918, Act Lt: 1 Oct 1918, Lt: 2 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt (G): 15 Sep 1919 31 Mar 1920, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1922, Sqn Ldr: 1 Jul 1931, Wg Cdr: 1 Jul 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 11 Mar 1940, Gp Capt: 14 Apr 1942 [11 Mar 1940], (T) A/Cdre: 1 Dec 1943, A/Cdre: 1 Oct 1946, Act AVM: 7 Mar 1947, AVM: 1 Jul 1947.

20 May 1915:              Officer, 6th Battalion, The Prince of Wale's (North Staffordshire Regiment).

xx xxx xxxx:                  Attached to Rifle Brigade

 1 Aug 1917:                Equipment Officer 3rd Class, RFC

 1 Oct 1918:                 Lieutenant Grade (B)

1 Nov 1918:                 Lieutenant Grade (A)

27 Apr 1919:               Technical Staff, HQ Egyptian Group

1 Aug 1919:                 Flight Lieutenant Grade (A)

17 Jun 1920:               Relinquished his commission in North Staffordshire Regiment

 7 Jul 1920:                   Stores Officer,

xx xxx 1920:                 Served in Iraq

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

 4 Apr 1921:                Staff Officer, E.1 (b), Directorate of Equipment

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

21 Jan 1929:                Attended RAF Staff College

21 Jan 1930:                Stores Staff Officer, HQ RAF India.

 3 Apr 1935:                Senior Stores Officer, Aeroplane and Experimental Establishment.

18 Aug 1937:               Equipment Officer, RAF Cardington.

xx xxx xxxx:                  Supernumerary?

22 Oct 1938:                Equipment Officer, HQ RAF Far East.

xx xxx 1940:                 Staff Officer - Equipment, British Air Commission, Washington.

xx xxx 1943:                 Staff Officer, HQ Allied Expeditionary Air Force

xx xxx 1943:                 Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander

xx xxx 1944:                 Staff Officer, Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force

xx xxx 1945:                 Staff Officer, Air Division, Control Commission Germany

18 Mar 1947:               SASO, HQ Maintenance Command.

 1 Sep 1949:                Director-General of Equipment.

He died in Droxford, Hampshire

Citation for the award of Commander of the Order of the British

"TRINDER, Frank Noel, A/C (Royal Air Force) - Allied Expeditionary Air Force, Command Headquarters.

This officer has been in charge of administrative planning in the Allied Expeditionary Air Force since its inception.  The work has demanded not only skill but almost continuous long hours of duty and a complete lack of personal consideration.  Air Commodore Trinder has, by his unstinting efforts, made a major contribution on the administrative side of the Allied Expeditionary Air Force."

(Source - Air 2/9003)

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